Against Me!, “White Crosses” (Sire)
Release Date: Spring 2010
Even though lead singer Tom Gabel says Against Me! never set out to be a political band, it’s a little hard to characterize a group whose new album’s title track is about an abortion memorial any other way. On its new set, the band is still concerned about social issues, but with a much more nuanced viewpoint; the track “Teenage Anarchist” criticizes someone for having “politics [that] are too convenient.” “On each record, we challenge ourselves to do something different but always have a definitive statement,” Gabel says. Butch Vig has returned to do production duties, and Alan Moulder is at the mixing board.